#GoingFar - How to Set Up Your Business in Ireland for Diverse Migrants

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Microsoft Ireland HQ

South County Business Park, 1

One Microsoft Place

D18 P521 Dublin


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Are you a diverse migrant living in Ireland who's struggling to set up your business? We've got you covered!

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As part of Startup Week Dublin 2019, our next edition of #GoingFar will cover everything you need to better understand how to register your business and the main regulations that affect you.

You will:

- Learn about the different business structures your company can have (Sole trader? Limited company? Find out what's best for you.)

- Go through the steps of registering your company with the CRO

- Understand your legal obligations once you're a business owner

- Get to know your tax obligations once you become a business owner

You will also have the opportunity to have a 1-1 mentoring session with experienced tech professionals and founders. Just get there early, mentoring starts at 6pm sharp and it will be decided on a first-come-first-serve basis.

There will be opportunity for networking. Food and drinks will be kindly provided by Microsoft Ireland.


5:30 - 6:00 Networking & Choosing your mentor

6:00 - 7:00 Mentoring sessions

7:00 - 7:15 Break before talks

7:15 - 8:15 Hardy Uwadiae: Company Formation

8:15 - 8:30 Break

8:30 - 9:30 Titilope Oladiti: Tax Obligations

Meet our speakers!

Our first speaker will be Hardy Uwadiae, Barrister at law with a global perspective gained from living and working as a qualified Barrister in both Ireland and Nigeria. Holder of a Law (LLB) degree, Hardy has a Master of Laws degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice. She currently works with the Bar of Ireland, predominantly in the civil field, and has experience with registration of companies. Hardy also works with the African Professional Network Ireland where she is the Legal and Compliance Officer and is currently working on registering APNI as a company and ensuring it complies with all the relevant statutory provisions.

Our second speaker will be Titilope Oladiti, a qualified Accountant who works as a financial Accountant with Applegreen PLC. Prior to that she worked in Assurance with PwC, where she also started her modest fashion Label, Empress, which she ran independently up until January this year. Titilope currently seats on the African Professional Network Ireland committee as the Secretary General.

Meet our mentors and their areas of expertise!

Furkan Karayel, founder @ DiverseIn: software engineering, entrepreneurship, public speaking, promoting diversity & inclusion in the workplace

Evelyn Nomayo, Senior Software Developer @ Cimpress: software development, project management, design thinking

Adaku Ezeudo, Founder @ PhoenixRize: careers strategies for the Irish job market, levareging ethcnicity when job hunting, networking for business, marketing transferrable skills.

Sarah Durcan, Global Operations Manager @ Science Gallery International: non-profit governance, start-up budgeting, organisational development

Thomas Melia, Senior Commercialisation Specialist @ Enterprise Ireland: commercialisation strategy, business development, fundraising in Ireland

Katrin Sturm, Founder @ The Best Possible You: growing into a tech scale-up by increasing your sales further, leadership guidance for Executive Women, successful transition from corporate leadership role to entrepreneur

Cristiane Pitzer, Head of Design & Agile Transformation @ Retail InMotion: agile coaching, enterprise culture change, design, kanban, scrum, design thinking

Yelida Franco, Online Marketing Strategist @ Yelida Power: sales, digital marketing, setting up a business as a sole trader

Louise O'Conor, business mentor @ Enterprise Ireland: digital transformation, strategy, leadership, marketing, growth & scaling

Niamh Townsend, Leading EMEA Inside Sales STU @ Microsoft: sales, management, business strategy, entrepreneurship, performance management, marketing

Joanne Langley, Senior Business Manager @ Microsoft: project management, strategic planning, business planning, leadership

Helena Dillon, EMEA Corporate Sales Director @ Microsoft: SEO, user experience, strategy, social media, e-commerce, PMP

Frank Hattan, Director Digital Sales @ Microsoft: sales, business strategy, social media, CRM, e-commerce, budgets

Paul Delahunty, Specialist Sales Director Modern Workplace @ Microsoft: business process, change management, ERP, project management, strategy, product launch, CRM

Reshmi Goff, Head of Pre-Sales Engineering EMEA @ Microsoft: product management, project management, CRM, business process, e-commerce, agile methodologies, strategy, business development

Olive Foley, Cloud Solution Architect Manager @ Microsoft: cloud computing, disaster recovery, infrastructure, operations management, IT management, operations management

Majella Sheeran, Solutions Sales Manager @ Microsoft: solution selling, sales process, cloud computing, IT service management, account management

Orlagh O'Donnell, Sales Manager @ Microsoft: cloud computing, sales, management, SaaS, business development, telecommunications, CRM

David Kerr, Intelligent Cloud Specialist @ Microsoft: entrepreneurship, business development, cloud computing, management, accessibility


#GoingFar is an initiative created to address the inequality found in tech and entrepreneurship with regards to gender and ethnicity. We organise a series of events, ranging from mentoring programmes to workshops and seminars.

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Microsoft Ireland HQ

South County Business Park, 1

One Microsoft Place

D18 P521 Dublin


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